Monday, October 16, 2017

Dance Friday, Senior Photo info, Gmail, and more!

Principal's Update

  • Class of 2018 must have their senior yearbook photo selected by October 21st for it to be included in the yearbook. Please follow the instructions sent with your proofs to choose your photo. Any question email
  • Halloween Dance - Oct 20 from 6:30-9:30. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale October 10th through October 20th during 1st and 2nd lunch. Tickets will be sold at the door. Costumes must be school appropriate and no masks! Please pick up your students at 9:30 PM on the night of the dance.
  • Friday, October 13th- November 17th, the National Honor Society will be collecting donations for the Grant family of Swampscott. Please consider a donation of any amount to help the family. We will have ribbons available to wear to help support the fight against Esophageal Cancer
  • This Thursday all Swampscott High School students will have an assembly about the Responsible Use Agreement and Gmail in preparation for the turning on of Gmail in grades 9-12. The email will only be used internally between staff & students during our first year. We hope that by turning this on we can allow students and staff easier ways to communicate with each other and for staff to send out relevant announcements to students. 
  • The SHS robotics team, the Currents, are preparing for their new season! This year brings in plenty of new members, and if you are interested in joining or helping out talk to Ben Ringler or email Mr. Crocker at Competitions take place in February, but we will be having challenged and meetings on Wednesdays throughout the year!


Last year, the SHS Ski Team had a very successful first season. The girl's team will have varsity status this year! The boys missed qualifying by one race and will continue to compete as a junior varsity team with hopes to reach varsity status for next year. We are excited to welcome new members to the team! Please contact or if you (or your child) is interested. 

  • No ski racing experience is necessary, although general skiing ability is required. 
  • The season runs for approximately 8 weeks, starting after Thanksgiving until mid-February., with the possibility of a state championship race in late February. 
  • For the month of December, dry land and weight training will be held at the high school. 
  • On snow training and racing begins in January. 
  • All practices and races will be held at Bradford Mountain. Bus transportation will be provided. 
  • Weekly commitment is 2 days per week, with 2 optional training days available. 
  • No weekend practices or races. 
  • Experienced ski race coach. 
  • Athletes will need to provide their own skis and ski equipment. 
  • Storage space will be available at the high school for the athlete's ski equipment 

Big Blue Football
team beat Revere Friday night 27-0. The team welcomed back Andy Rosa that was a big help on defense in the shutout. The offensive line opened some big holes to get the running game going. Well on to Saugus this week home this Saturday at noon. 

Girls' Soccer
played a couple of games this past week:
On Saturday at Hoosac Valley Regional the score was 2-2
Sarah Tribendis had a tremendous game at holding midfield while Sydney Clark was solid as an offensive midfielder. As an outside midfielder, Alison Tribendis showed great stamina while making offensive runs and recovery runs. On Monday at Beverly, the score was a 0-3 loss. The midfield line played an excellent game. The players were disciplined and executed team defense remarkably. That line included Sydney Clark, Grace DiGrande, Kendra Fitzgerald, Alison Tribendis, Sarah Tribendis, and Jackie Frisoli.

Big Blue Golf
played Salem and lost 35.5 - 36.5. Playing well in defeat was Ryan Graciale (4.5-4.5), Steve Santanello (8-1), and Aidan Graciale (6.5-2.5). On Thursday we played a very tough Gloucester team and lost 26.5 - 45.5. Playing well for the Big Blue was Max Pegnato (5-4), Jack Poska (4.5-4.5), and Nate Stern (4.5-4.5). This brings our record to 5-9.

Swampscott girls XC took a hard battle loss to Danvers 36-20 to move to 3-2 overall and 3-1 in the NEC South. Top 5 finishers were 3rd Clara Harrington, 6th Leonie Flacke, 7th Gigi Dishman, 10th Elizabeth Green and 12th Rita LaPlante.

Swampscott boys Cross Country took home the win vs Danvers 27-30 to improve to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the NEC South. Top 5 finishers were 1st Oliver Daniels-Koch, 3rd Patrick Doucette, 6th Chris Figiueredo,8th Evan Lippman and 9th Will Fraser. 

Swampscott Volleyball played a match at Home tonight against Danvers High.
Swampscott lost the match 1-3. Although losing against a tough Danvers team, Swampscott played a good solid and exciting match. Some stats from the match Junior Middle Alexa Winter had 9 Kills and 5 Blocks, Sophomore Setter Cassidy Ryan had 4 Kills and 1 Service Ace and Sophomore Outside Hitter Annika Laudemann contributed with 5 Kills. Our record now is 5-6. We go to Somerville on Monday to try and break our 4 games losing Streak.

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